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Sustainability

Enabling sustainable modern life
At Metso Outotec, sustainability means that we do things efficiently and responsibly in terms of the environment, people and the economy. These three dimensions are critical throughout our value chain – from research and development to the end product.

Sustainability is a top priority for us

Metso Outotec’s purpose is to enable sustainable modern life. We aim to create solutions to accelerate sustainability in the industries we operate in and to be a sustainability leader in our industry. Our strategy emphasizes sustainability as one of our top priorities.

Research and development plays a key role in our industry’s path towards a more sustainable future. We continuously develop sustainable solutions for our customers, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing emissions, water efficiency, circular solutions and safety. Over 90% of the spend of the company’s R&D projects are targeted to have energy, emissions or water targets. 

We have a net positive impact on the planet.

Sustainability agenda
Our sustainability agenda

Our aim is to be a sustainability leader in our industry. We strive for a net positive impact on the planet. We have announced our commitment to the 1.5 °C journey, with targets that are validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.


We offer sustainable products and services to our customers. This means that we do things efficiently and responsibly in terms of the environment, safety and the wellbeing of people and the economy. These dimensions are critical throughout our value chain – from procurement to end product. By innovating new and better technologies and changing the current ways of operating, we help to create a more sustainable future.

Our climate impact

Metso Outotec has set Science Based Targets (SBT) in alignment with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This will be implemented through our selected products and solutions,  and by reducing CO2 emissions of our manufacturing, logistics and suppliers . Our target is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% in our own production by 2030, 20% in logistics by 2025 and 20% in product use phase by 2025. We are also targeting that 30% of the supplier spend by the end of 2025 is with partners who have set a SBT emission target.  Baseline year for all the target is 2019.

In addition to science-based targets, our annual target starting in 2021, is that over 90% of our R&D projects has to set   a target related to energy, emissions or water.  We are also targeting to offset all our flights emissions by 2022 and to do supportive actions in all our locations around the world.

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